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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Saturday, March 5, 2011


I would have to say classroom management is the key. You must set clear expectations for the students on day one. I believe you should deal with today’s problems today. Don’t put things off until the last minute. Everything just piles up and creates more stress. I think you should always treat everyone with respect, (especially students, office staff, custodial staff, and cafeteria staff.) I recommend filling the period with interesting activity, and always monitor the students, never turn your back. If you sincerely care about the students and their success, you will be successful.


Freda said...

Angie you did a great summary of what your replacement will need. I agree classroom management is the key. This is an area that I still struggle with. When you start out with clear expectations of the students and remain consistent your job is much easier. Students know when you are not prepared, so you must plan real and relevant activities. Your final statement is very true; you will be successful if you care about the students. Many students are just looking for someone to sincerely care about them.

Becky said...

I agree with you that you have to have classroom management. Also I agree that you need to do things as they come. I have a to do folder. I try and clean that folder out daily (TRY is the key word). There is so much paper work that you have to stay on top of it or it will take over! You do have to care about your students. They may have home lives that you could not even dream of so I always treat them like I would want someone to treat my child ;)